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Arthur Norman Baldwinson was born in Boulder City, Western Australia, 26th February 1908, and studied architecture at the Gordon Institute of Technology, Geelong. As a student he won many awards, culminating with the Royal Victorian Institute of Architecture's Bronze and Silver Medals. While at Geelong, he learnt linocutting and by 1927, etching. He was a friend of Tatlock Miller, and early works were published in Manuscripts.
In March 1932 he left for London, and for a short time worked for fellow Australian architect Raymond McGrath. Under McGrath's influence he produced a number of small stylish wood engravings which he sent back to Australia to be printed in Manuscripts No. 6, August 1933. He later worked with Maxwell Fry and Walter Gropius. He returned to Australia in 1938 and worked in private architecture practice to his death on 25th August 1969.
Butler, Roger. Melbourne Woodcuts & Linocuts of the 1920s & 1930s, Ballarat, Victoria: Ballarat Fine Art Gallery, 1981.